Sensitive Robotics

Sensitive Robotics Problem An innovative body-side seal requires new production processes. The winding of this seal represents a highly complex process which cannot be achieved by the existing winding process. Advantages of the solution A suitable test winder is available for the new winding process, which allows sensitive work with several gradations. The application-oriented testing…

Hybr-iT

Hybr-iTProblem definition and objectives The aim of the project is to establish and industrially test hybrid teams. These teams consist of humans, robots, software-based assistance systems and intelligent, virtual environments. From an IT point of view, they are highly distributed overall systems with very different IT and cyber-physical subsystems, i.e. plant and robot control systems,…

Partly Automated Robot Welding Station

Partly Automated Robot Welding Station for Single-Item Production Problem Many variants and small batch sizes are a challenge especially in joining technology. The high degree of automation is often not economical, so that many production processes are performed manually. Additionally, the higher price pressure makes manual processes at high-wage locations uneconomical and uncompetitive. Benefits of…

Ergonomic Improvement through Robot Support

Ergonomic Improvement through Robot Support Problem definition Assembly processes in automotive final assembly are often performed manually and overhead. These assembly processes are ergonomically very stressful for the employee. Here, human-robot cooperation as a key technology can increase the productivity of the assembly line and reduce costs. Advantages of the solution The cooperation between humans…

Intercorporate Networking

Intercorporate Networking Problem definition Isolated and delayed feedback from production leads to a resource-intensive planning and control effort in the event of disruptions in the production process. In addition, existing planning tools often lack synchronisation and real-time information from the shop floor. Advantages of the solution Key Performance Indicators (KPI), in a lean Manufacturing Execution…

MRP 4.0

MRP 4.0 – Mixed Reality Production for cross-location production in industry 4.0 With Mixed Reality Production 4.0, researchers of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) present new, cross-location forms of human-robot collaboration (HRC). Using mixed reality and virtual reality technologies, employees in one place, together with robots and colleagues in another place, jointly…

SmartF-IT

SmartF-IT: Cyber-physical IT systems to manage the complexity of a new generation of multi-adaptive factoriesProblem definition and objectives In order to survive in international competition, companies must meet a variety of challenges. The planning and operation of multi-variant assembly systems are particularly affected by this, as influences resulting from product variants, such as different components,…

AUTO IBN²

AUTO IBN² – Efficient assembly and innovative commissioning processes in the production of modern vehiclesProblem definition and objectives In the ERDF-supported project, new human-robot-capable assembly processes for the automotive industry are being developed in cooperation with various partners. ZeMA is a partner in the scientific community “Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics”. In addition, there are…